When a relationship ends it is natural to feel a sense of loss, even if you made the decision to end the relationship. Counsellors basically offer a listening service and can help by enabling you to work through your feelings and deal with any issues that may be causing you anxiety.
During the process of a divorce or separation counselling has the added advantage of helping you to deal with feelings such as anger, hurt, revenge, mistrust and betrayal that can cloud your judgement when dealing with any practical or legal issues. This is especially important when you have children to consider.
If you are bereaved it is important that you find a counsellor that specialises in bereavement counselling as they can help you through the grieving process.
Finding a Counsellor
Your GP should be able to refer you to a counsellor. Some work places and places of study offer their own in-house counselling services and if you belong to a trade union counselling may be offered as part of their membership services. Alternatively try one of the following:
Asian Family Counselling Service
British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy
Offers online search facility for a local therapist
Citizen's Advice Bureau
The Citizen's Advice Bureau should have details of local counselling services
Enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.
Regional counselling services in Scotland
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Cruse Bereavement Care
Information and helpline for people who have suffered a bereavement
Enabling people to find a life-coach appropriate for their needs.
Organisation with a Christian basis, offers counselling services to anyone irrespective of race, age or personal belief
London Bereavement Organisation
Information and support services for the bereaved living in Greater London
Christian organisation offering relationship counselling
Offering counselling to anyone going through the process of divorce or separation
UK Telephone 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours) ROI Telephone 0850 60 90 90
UK College of Family Mediators
Information on how counselling works and help in finding a mediator
Click here for further helpline numbers